Frequently asked questions

There will be more FAQs added to this page over the next few months as questions come up.

When is the race?

10 am on Sunday the 4th October 2020. Please try to arrive no later than 20 minutes before the start so you can collect your race number.

How old must I be to enter the Hopton 10k?

You must be 15 years of age to enter the Hopton 10k race.

When do entries close?

Entries close at midday on Saturday 5th October 2019.

How do I know my entry has been received?

If you have entered via our RaceBest website page, you should have received a confirmation email.

What will I recieve before the race?

All runners who have entered the race will be sent a confirmation via email from RaceBest. To check-in at the race, simply come to the registration desk on the day, tell us your name and we will give you your race number.

How do I get there?

The race starts at Hopton Primary School, 4 Woodend Rd, Mirfield, WF14 8PR, Woodend Road, Mirfield. On your sat nav it’s best to use Chadwick Lane, WF14 8PN, this will take you to the entrance to the playground car park.

Is there parking available?

The school playground will be open as a car park and has space for around 60 cars. Set your SatNav to Chadwick Lane, WF14 8PN

We are also looking for other parking options. However, as with most running races, we’d recommend you avoid bringing a car if at all possible. Please respect our neighbours and don’t block any drives or roads if you go for on-street parking.

How do I check-in for the race?

The registration desk will be open from 9:00 am to 9:45 am in the school hall. The race begins at 10am sharp.

You will collect your race number when you register in the school hall.

Is there somewhere I can store my bag during the race?

Each runner will be issued with a baggage tag when they collect their race number. There will be a cloakroom/storage room available within the school building which will be manned during the race where you can drop your bag.

Can I walk the race?

The Hopton 10K is a running race in which participants should make best efforts to complete the course within a 2 hour cut-off point. We encourage everyone to run as much as possible in order to avoid the cut-off time. A sweeper team will follow the route to remove signs and clean-up any rubbish; they will take around 2 hours to complete the route.

Can I raise money for charity?

Absolutely! Please use this opportunity to raise sponsorship, and we would be delighted if you would consider running the race in support of our good cause - Hopton Primary School.

What do I get for my money?

You’ll get a fantastic, well organised race with a varied terrain, and a lovely post-race goody bag, including a t-shirt for all finishers.

Is water available during the race?

Yes, there will be a water station at the half way point of the race and water available at the end.

What if I need medical attention at the event?

First+ Medical Solutions will be on site to deal with all medical matters. There will be three medics on hand ensuring we have medical coverage across the whole route. There will be a fully equipped medical treatment centre at the start/finish line and emergency vehicle and mobile medic available. We do not suggest anyone runs if they are feeling unwell. Please declare any known/pre-existing medical conditions when you register for the race and display this information clearly on your race number before you run.

Can I help if I am not running the race?

Yes please! Our race relies on volunteers acting as stewards and giving out drinks and goody bags. If you’re not running it’s a great way to ensure the event is a success. To find out more please email [email protected] or contact us using the contact form below.

Contact form